Psychotherapist Esther Perel shot to fame with her TED talks and podcast on sex, infidelity, and the secret to long-term relationships. Lilah meets her in New York to learn about her latest podcast – How's Work? – which puts a microphone in her therapy sessions between co-founders. They discuss how the same dynamics that exist in our romantic relationships also exist in our professional lives – and how best to navigate them. Gris and Lilah also dissect how therapy has been depicted in culture over the years.

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Links from the episode:

–Lilah's written piece on Esther Perel (paywall):

How's Work? on Spotify:

–Tom Faber's piece for the FT on London's club scene (paywall):

–FT NextGen, a package of stories about how the next generation lives:

–Tickets to the FT's NextGen festival, in London on November 16 (where you can hang out with Gris!):

–Lilah and James Fontanella-Khan's story on why it’s time to stop ignoring mental health at work:

–More about Flights, by Olga Tokarczuk:

–The rise of Succession, TV’s new must-watch show (Vox):

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